Wisconsin County Clerk Suspected Of Election Fraud

Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus

Wisconsin- In what many are seeing as a sign of election fraud, a County Clerk, who formerly worked for the GOP, has found 14,000 votes that mysteriously disappeared, and give the GOP candidate in the Supreme Court race the lead.

Via NY Times;

When Kathy Nickolaus, the county clerk in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, spoke to the press on Thursday after revealing that she had failed to count more than 14,000 ballots in the hotly contested state supreme court election, one might have expected her to offer her resignation.

Instead, Ms. Nickolaus blamed “human error” for the problem, which resulted in the failure to tally any votes from the city of Brookfield, which accounts for about 11 percent of her county’s voters. Most of the 14,315 uncounted votes were cast for the more conservative candidate, David Prosser.

As a result, Mr. Prosser — who had been about 200 ballots behind JoAnne Kloppenburg in a contest that seemed bound for a recount — had a net gain of more than 7,500 votes, and now has an overall lead of about that size. Although the election may still go to a recount, it is now highly unlikely that the outcome will change, unless another county discovers a discrepancy of the same magnitude, but in Ms. Kloppenburg’s favor.

The human who made the error was none other than Ms. Nickolaus, who said she had failed to save a computer file after entering Brookfield’s results. It is hard to excuse the mistake, which was of a considerably larger magnitude than anything that happened in an individual county during the controversial recounts in Florida or Minnesota.

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